THE Morecambe Three Wheel gin company only launched in November 2019 but this time next year, Rodders, they hope to be millionaires.

Inspired by the infamous yellow three-wheeled van of classic sitcom Only Fools and Horses, the firm was established by Colin Scott, his daughter Catherine and her soon-to-be husband Peter Leonard.

Together they have sold more than 300 bottles since their launch. Lovely jubbly!

Mr Leonard said: “We just went for it. First try at this we’ve ever done.

“Thing is people don’t know about us just yet. People get to have a free sample at some of the bars we sell to, and they tend to become very interested."

The business currently sells to more 40 bars in Cumbria, Lancashire and Liverpool.

Their gin names are inspired by Only Fools and Horses and other classic British comedy shows Morecambe and Wise and Fawlty Towers.

Peter continued: “Trotters gin was always going to be our first gin, simply due to the fact we are all fans of the show - our company being inspired by a certain London trader and his three-wheeled van.

“Having researched London gin, we began to develop our recipes - initially three different London gin recipes using various botanicals of varying amounts. We carried on trying different combinations of botanicals until after many trial still runs, we achieved a gin we all -including the many willing tasting guinea pigs - agreed was an amazing flavoured gin.

“So, this became our signature London gin.

“Initially we thought of a making a marmalade-flavoured gin paying homage the classic Morecambe and Wise breakfast sketch, but then decided to do a citrus gin with oranges and pink grapefruit because of the outstanding orange and red sunsets we get across Morecambe Bay.

“As for our third gin it had to be Basil’s Fawlty gin inspired by Fawlty Towers."

Kendal businesses are really impressed by the new gins.

Karl Smallshaw, manager of 19 The Wine Bar, said: “This brand really appeals to people, especially since there are so many gins out there.

"We would definitely get it from them again."

Phil Walker, manager of The New Union in Kendal, said: “They’ve all gone down really well, especially the Trotter’s London and Basil’s Fawlty.

"We will be working with them again to produce an apple gin for our upcoming Cider festival. They’re doing so well and are a great bunch of people."